14 Days Cambodian Journey

This is a proposed itinerary that can be customized to your interests.

Monks at Ta prohm Temple

Monks at Ta prohm Temple

Spend 4 days 5 nights in Siem Reap  to explore Siem Reap, the home of the ancient temples of Angkor Wat. Start the day with the iconic sunrise at Angkor Wat, see the smiling faces of the Bayon Temples, the soft sandstone carvings of Banteay Srey (the women’s temple) and so many more. In addition, go off the beaten path and witness the unique lives of people of Tonle Sap Lake at the stilted village of Kompang Kleang. Less visited than the floating villages closer to Siem Reap, this is a vibrant community based on the seasonal waterway. Finally, embrace your inner tomb raider by visiting the distant temple of Beng Melea. Few tourists journey to see this treasure, left for you to explore in the midst of the jungle.
Drive from Siem Reap in an air conditioned car to Battambang 3 day/2 nights , near the Thai border where we will spend the next 2 days. Battambang has everything from ancient temples to French colonial architecture to modern Cambodian history at Sampaov Mountain, the killing caves of the Khmer Rouge.  No visit to Battambang would be complete without a ride on the famous Bamboo Train through villages and rice paddies of picturesque rural Cambodia.

A man up to palm tree early morning

A man up to palm tree early morning

Next we will experience life on the lake with a visit to Kompang Chnang 2days/1 night and Pousat Province. See village life in these pottery making villages and visit local markets.
We will drive from the lake to the ocean to Kampot/Kep for 4 days/3 nights on the Gulf of Thailand. World-famous for its pepper, its productive sea food market (especially crab) and French history make it a compelling place to visit and relax in Cambodia. Spend 3 days exploring this unique region including an early morning visit to the fish market where you will have an opportunity to meet with fishermen selling their catch. During the dry season, you can also visit salt fields as well.

 

 

DSC_5224Our last stop is the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh city for 3 days/2 nights. Visit the infamous Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and experience modern life in this vibrant, busy capital. Visit the National Museum and Prison of Tol Sleng Museum, known as S21 as well as the Royal Palace and Rasian Market.
Our last stop en route back to Siem Reap brings us to the provincial capital of Kompang Charm 2 days/ 1night. This city is the third largest in Cambodia, and visitors love its charm and laid back vibe. Relax while watching the subset from the Bamboo bridge over the Mekong River.
On our way back to Siem Reap, we can visit the ancient city of Sambor Prei Kuk and the Silk Island. Return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon, early evening.

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This itinerary is flexible. I can also put together a custom itinerary based on your specific needs or interests. Just email me your ideas using the contact form.

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